DEFINITIVE CINEMA answers the age-old question of "if aliens landed on the planet and want to know what the definitive movie of an actor/director's career or genre or trope, what would you pick?"
Each week, we'll bring to the table our picks for the definitive movie for that episode's topic.
What is the definitive Tom Hanks movie? What about 80's slasher films? World War II movies?
We'll cover them all right here on Definitive Cinema.
"Samuel L. Jackson"
This week, we take a look at an actor who has no doubt had one of the most successful careers in Hollywood history, Samuel L. Jackson. What is his definitive film? Snakes on a Plane? Pulp Fiction? or one of the MCU movies? We'll get into all of that this week on "Definitive Cinema"!
This week we take a look at the career of Sandra Bullock who has not only proven how popular she is but also how resilient she is when it comes to surviving some notorious box office duds. What is her definitive film? The Blind Side? Gravity? Speed? We'll take a look at all of them on this week's episode.
"Christopher Nolan and a tribute to Chadwick Boseman
This week we dig into one of the most popular and interesting directors working today, Christopher Nolan. What is the definitive Nolan experience? The Dark Knight? Memento? or is it Inception? We take a look at all of them.
Also, we would be remiss if we didn't pay tribute to the life, work, and impact of Chadwick Boseman who we sadly lost last week. So we wanted to include a special tribute at the end of the episode.
"One Last Job"
This week, we take a look at the cinema trope that is "One Last Job". You've seen it plenty of times - a group of veteran thieves/cops/crew/etc gets together for one last job that inevitably doesn't go the way they planned it. So what is the definitive pick of this regularly used plot? We'll dive in on "Definitive Cinema"!
This week we explore the career of Denzel Washington. By far, one of the most popular and best actors of the past 40 years, we try to figure out what is the definitive Denzel Washington movie. Is it "Malcolm X" or "Crimson Tide"? or is it "Man on Fire" or "Training Day"? We'll break it all down this week!
This week, we take a look at one of today's most popular and best actresses, Charlize Theron. What is her definitive work? Mad Max: Fury Road? Monster? Young Adult? We talk about all of them.